26 January 2024


Tena koutou katoa e te whanau


A warm welcome to all our students and whanau to Tangaroa College. A special welcome especially to all our new students and their whanau, and to our new staff. 

We are excited for the year ahead and as a college we look forward to working alongside our whanau to best support your child’s success.

Our college values of Strive, Connect, Reflect and Respect underpin all that is good about Tangaroa College.

Expectations of our students that develop good habits.

  • To be in the correct uniform.
  • To arrive at school on time and be punctual to class.
  • Respect and care for yourself, other students, college staff and college property.

College start times and finish

  • Monday 8.55am to 2.10pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8.55am to 3pm.

School Open Times for Course conformation and introductions 

  • Year 12 & 13 students only, 31 January 2024 at 9am – 12pm
  • Year 11 students only, 1st February at 9am – 12pm
  • Year 10 students only, 2nd February at 9am – 12pm
  • Year 9 students only, 5th February at 9am – 12pm
  • The full timetable starts for ALL students 7th February 2024.


We wish you well for the start of the college year.


Ka kite

Chris Bean



The Entrance Gate Process for Tangaroa College

The Entrance Gate Process for Tangaroa College

Malo e lelei

I want to let you know from Monday 11th September, the entrance gate for students and visitors will be closed from 8.55am to 3pm during school hours.

The reason for this approach is to encourage students to be here on time and to increase student attendance for all classes during the school day.

Unfortunately, there has been an increase in some students arriving after 8.55am and leaving without permission during the school day.

We need your support to make sure your child arrives on time and remains onsite during the school day. This will allow teachers to give your child the attention they need to support their success.

I recognise there will be genuine reasons why your child is late for school, or they need to leave during the school day. All we require is this to be communicated to the college.

See below the new gate process for your understanding.

Gate 3 entrance for students and visitors

  • The gate at entrance 3 will be open from 7am to 8.55am and from 3pm to 5pm.
  • Gate 3 will be closed from 8.55am to 3pm.
  • If the gate is closed.
  • Students/ whanau/visitors use the intercom to contact the college office.
  • Students/whanau/visitors who are permitted in will proceed to the college office to sign in or report their child’s reason for being late.
  • If a student needs to leave during this time, whanau need to contact the school by phone/email or come into the office. The student will receive a sign out note from the office once approved.


  • From 8.55am to 9.15am, Monday to Friday, college staff will supervise Gate 3.
  • For students who arrive within this timeframe they will need to provide a reason for their lateness to the staff member supervising.
  • The information they supply about being late will be recorded and retained in the office. During the day the office will contact whanau with a call, text or email indicating the reason for your child’s late start. We will not contact you if a signed note is provided or an explanation is given to the college staff supervising at the gate.


  • If your child arrives late three times within a term, they will be referred to the Dean to follow up.

Please inform the college in advance by phone, written note, or email if you know your child will be late.

College phone: 09 2745764

College email: office@tangaroa.school.nz



Early Finish Today

Ata marie whanau,

Unfortunately, due to staff numbers away today we will need to collapse all classes for period 5 this afternoon.

This will allow us to cover classes from period 1 to 4 safely with a staff member present to teach.

Students can depart for home at 1.35pm.

Any student who needs to remain till 3pm can do so as normal and I will supervise them in the college library, or they will be in designated learning area if they have tutorials arranged.

Apologies for the disruption.

Ka kite


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Strike Action Resuming

31 May 2023

Kia ora Whanau and our community,

As you are aware ongoing industrial action has resumed. Unfortunately, a settlement has not been reached between the PPTA and MOE.

Therefore, we will be rostering home students from different year levels on the dates indicated below. Teaching & Leaning will still take place for the other year levels on these designated days.

I would encourage our students who are rostered home to take advantage of this time and continue with their learning, complete assessments and/or read.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and we appreciate your support.

Rostered Days Home

Year 12 – Thursday 1st June

Year 10 – Tuesday 6th June

Year 9 – Thursday 8th June



Chris Bean